News from St Mary the Virgin, Kenton on Sunday 6th September 2020: The Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
It seems like a long time ago that we were restricted to our homes and unable to come to church. There's something that seemed 'just not right' to be on our own, or with one or two others watching the Mass on our computers, tablets, phones or Smart TVs. Yet Jesus gives us a promise at the end of Sunday's Gospel according to Matthew: “For when two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them”. The First Mass of Sunday (when two or three shall be gathered together) will be on Saturday 5th September at 6.00pm.
Postponed from earlier in the year when we were in full “lockdown”, the Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting are being held this Sunday immediately after the 10.30am Parish Mass. We are aware that there are some people who are still shielding, or unhappy attending large gatherings. In which case, you should be able to follow proceedings on Zoom. Any parishioners who would like to access the meeting by this method should e-mail the Hon. PCC Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org (by midday Saturday 5th September) so that the Zoom link can be sent to you. You will need to have downloaded the FREE Zoom software or app onto your PC, laptop, tablet or phone beforehand.
Nominations for Churchwardens, Deanery Synod Representatives and Parochial Church Council members have been received and will be voted upon at the meetings on Sunday morning.
Immediately after the formal meetings, there will be a much more informal (although socially distanced) celebration of Margaret Shand's 99th Birthday.
Attached to this e-mail is ACAT (Harrow)'s Prayer Case of the Month. Deogratias Mushayidi has been detained in Rwanda for the past 10 years for trying to create peaceful political change.
Please pray for him, as you feel led.